Allow us to shed some light on your home-decor woes. If your impeccably designed kitchen still seems to be missing something, chances are your space could benefit from a pendant light. Whether it's a bold, eye-catching design, or a minimalist approach to lighting, a pendant is a lone light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, usually suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. It's usually hung in multiples, and it makes a statement in every kitchen, from sprawling island-boasting spaces to tiny apartments.
And the truth is, it doesn't matter if you're working with a tight budget or ready to splurge some serious cash; the perfect pendant light can make even the most basic kitchen look like a custom build. However, navigating the world of kitchen lighting can feel like a shot in the dark. Because, while a run-of-the-mill pendant light may do the trick, a truly special piece can light up your life. Ahead, the inspiration and shopping list for you to take your kitchen to the next level.
Design Over Utility
We love an exposed-bulb pendant light situation, but this rod design with bulbs on either end is nothing short of a masterpiece.
A piece like this won't give you the most light – it's really meant to act as a showpiece. Plan accordingly and install track lighting, recess lighting or compensate with strategically placed sconces.
Shine A Spotlight
These brass cone pendants are perfect for creating a spotlight effect on a counter surface. When all other light sources are off, these two pendants hanging over the bar shine a light on the counter in a concentrated space.
If you have anything in your kitchen that deserves the spotlight, place it under these pendants.